How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pass by those jars of pumpkin pie spice at the grocery store. You can easily make this mix of spices using seasonings that you likely have in your pantry. By making your own blend, you can adjust the quantities according to your own personal taste and also save some money. Store the mix for up to 1 year and use it in pumpkin pie, baked goods, coffee, and roasted vegetables.


  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons (2 g) ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon(1 g) ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) ground mace or cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) ground nutmeg
  • Makes 2 1/3 tablespoons (13.5 g) of spice

Mixing and Storing the Spice

Measure all of the spices into a bowl. Put 1 tablespoon (8 g) of ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons (2 g) of ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) of allspice, 1/2 teaspoon(1 g) of ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) of ground mace or cardamom, and 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) of ground nutmeg into a bowl or dish.
  • It’s fine to use purchased, ground spices although freshly ground spices will have a more pungent flavor.
  • You can easily scale the recipe up. Just double or triple the ingredients and put them in a larger bowl.

Whisk the spices until they’re combined. Break up any lumps and keep whisking until the spices are a uniform brown color.

  • If you don’t have a whisk, use a spoon or fork instead.

Store the pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container at room temperature. Use a small jar or old spice container with a sturdy lid. Keep the pumpkin pie spice out of direct sunlight so the spices stay flavorful for longer.

  • Consider using a funnel to transfer the spice into the storage container or jar.
  • Try to use the pumpkin pie spice within 1 year.

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